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attentive (adj.)

late 14c., "heedful, observant" (implied in attentively), from Old French atentif "expectant, hopeful," from past-participle stem of Latin attendere "give heed to" (see attend). Sense of "actively ministering to the needs and wants" (of another person) is from early 16c.

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Definitions of attentive

attentive (adj.)
(often followed by `to') giving care or attention;
an attentive suitor
attentive to details
the nurse was attentive to her patient
attentive (adj.)
taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention;
Synonyms: heedful / thoughtful / paying attention
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